Edmen Shahbazyan
The Golden Boy

USA

Set to face Tavares
MiddleweightUFC
October 1, 2019
Shahbazyan will now fight Brad Tavares at UFC 244 on Nov. 2, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Shahbazyan was previously scheduled to face Krzysztof Jotko in the bout, but he'll now take on Tavares. Shahbazyan remains undefeated in 10 professional fights, three of which have come versus UFC competition.
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Will fight at UFC 244
MiddleweightUFC
August 23, 2019
Shahbazyan will face Krzysztof Jotko at UFC 244 in New York on Nov. 2, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Shahbazyan has rolled through all 10 of his professional fights with an undefeated record. Three of those wins have come against UFC competition, but Jotko (21-4 professional record) should provide a stiff test.
Submits Jack Marshman in 72 seconds
MiddleweightUFC
July 6, 2019
Shahbazyan defeated Jack Marshman via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:12 of Round 1 at UFC 239 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
The third-youngest fighter on the UFC roster (21 years old) and the biggest favorite (-570) on Saturday's card, Shahbazyan showed exactly why some people are talking about him as a potential future world champion. After popping an overwhelmed Marshman with a couple big shots in the early going, Shahbazyan connected with a perfectly timed single-leg takedown and quickly worked to apply the choke that ended the bout. It was a flawless performance and one that will only serve to raise Edmen's already rising stock.
Draws Marshman in July
MiddleweightUFC
April 11, 2019
Shahbazyan will take on Jack Marshman in a middleweight matchup at UFC 239 on July 6 in Las Vegas, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
ANALYSIS
Shahbazyan is off to a roaring start to his UFC career, winning his debut in a fight where he recorded eight takedowns, and following it up with a 38-second KO victory over Charles Byrd. His next opponent is a .500 fighter who lands just 2.69 significant strikes per minute and has virtually no wrestling to speak of. It could be another stepping stone for the 21-year-old who some refer to as "The Golden Boy."
Destroys Charles Byrd in 38 seconds
MiddleweightUFC
March 2, 2019
Shahbazyan defeated Charles Byrd via TKO (strikes) at 0:38 of Round 1 at UFC 235 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
That's one way to make a statement. Shahbazyan remains undefeated as a professional, with nine of his 10 career victories coming via knockout. Shahbazyan, who won't turn 22 years age until November, is the third-youngest fighter on the UFC roster. His youth, power, and frame (6-foot-2) make him a prime breakout candidate at 185 pounds. Shahbazyan is a protege of Ronda Rousey and Edmond Tarverdyan.
Added to UFC 235 card
MiddleweightUFC
January 25, 2019
Shahbazyan will taken on Charles Byrd at UFC 235 in Las Vegas on March 2, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
ANALYSIS
The 21-year-old is undefeated in eight professional matches. He defeated Darren Stewart at the TUF 28 Finale in November, his first UFC event. Prior to that, he'd won seven matches in a row by first-round TKO. Byrd also faced Stewart in his most recent match, losing to him at UFC 228 in September.